Private Client Solicitor. Qualified 2018.
Lisa joined Watkins Solicitors in 2013 as a family paralegal and gained direct experience of dealing with a complex workload. Following completion of her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Lisa was promoted to trainee solicitor in September 2016 and has qualified into the Wills, Probate and Elderly client team in September 2018.
Lisa specialises in Will drafting, Administration of Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection (financial Deputyships). Lisa is passionate about raising awareness of dementia and is involved in the local dementia action alliances in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath. She is also a ‘Dementia Friends Champion’, having recently attended the training by the Alzheimer’s Society. On becoming a ‘Dementia Champion’, Lisa says:
“Raising awareness and supporting those with dementia in the community is important. The disease is close to my heart as my grandmother had vascular dementia and so I have seen first hand the effect of the disease on the person. Following the training, I have a better understanding of dementia and how I can support clients who are living with the condition in making their experience with us accessible and easier.”
Lisa is also assisting the firm in becoming a dementia-friendly law firm and is in the process of rolling out the information sessions in-house to new members of staff as part of their induction, as well as to the wider community.